This Is Life
Black Lyrics


If your lonely heart is aching,
Think you can't take any more,
You have to cup your hands to keep the light.
I will lean across your shoulder

And whisper in your ear
That this is life.
If you're old enough to face it,
You are old enough to fake it,
To get what you desire and still ask why.
Then I'll tap you on the shoulder
And whisper in your ear
That this is life.

This is what you struggled for,
No reprisals, no resistance,
This is life.
Can you answer me a question-

Have you lain awake at night,
The blinds undrawn, the ceiling streaked with light?
You feel tired but you can't sleep,
Feel so hungry you can't eat-

Well, this is life.
Has your courage seemed to fail you
As you take your chosen path?
You pass a camel through a needle's eye.

Get up in tiny little pieces
And you've learnt the major rule:
That this is life.
This is what you waited for,

No rehearsals, no more stalling,
This is life.
Have it tattooed on the inside
Of your pink and sleepy eyelids;

This is life.
This is life.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder,
Grow more foolish than we can ever guess.
You feel your nerve ends slowly coiling
And you hope the answer's "no", the answer's "yes".

This is what you struggled for,
No reprisals, no resistance,
This is life.
This is what you waited for,

No rehearsals, no more stalling,
This is life.
If you can't do what you ought,
Lead by example, don't get caught,

'Cause this is life.
Uh, this is life.

This is life.
This is life.
This is life.
This is life.

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Casey Matthew Black

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Rosa

If your lonely heart is aching,
think you can't take any more,
you have to cup your hands to keep the light.
I will lean across your shoulder
and whisper in your ear
that this is life.
If you're old enough to face it,
you are old enough to fake it,
to get what you desire and still ask why.
Then I'll tap you on the shoulder
and whisper in your ear
that this is life.
This is what you struggled for,
no reprisals, no resistance,
this is life.
Can you answer me a question-
Have you lain awake at night,
the blinds undrawn, the ceiling streaked with light?
You feel tired but you can't sleep,
feel so hungry you can't eat-
Well, this is life.
Has your courage seemed to fail you
as you take your chosen path?
You pass a camel through a needle's eye.
Get up in tiny little pieces
and you've learnt the major rule:
that this is life.
This is what you waited for,
no rehearsals, no more stalling,
this is life.
Have it tattooed on the inside
of your pink and sleepy eyelids;
This is life.
This is life.
(solo)
Absence makes the heart grow fonder,
grow more foolish than we can ever guess.
You feel your nerve ends slowly coiling
and you hope the answer's "no", the answer's "yes".
This is what you struggled for,
no reprisals, no resistance,
this is life.
This is what you waited for,
no rehearsals, no more stalling,
this is life.
If you can't do what you ought,
lead by example, don't get caught,
'cause this is life.
Uh, this is life.
This is life.
This is life.
This is life.
This is life.



Fares Jouda

If your lonely heart is aching,

think you can't take any more,

you have to cup your hands to keep the light.

I will lean across your shoulder

and whisper in your ear

that this is life.

If you're old enough to face it,

you are old enough to fake it,

to get what you desire and still ask why.

Then I'll tap you on the shoulder

and whisper in your ear

that this is life.

This is what you struggled for,

no reprisals, no resistance,

this is life.

Can you answer me a question-

Have you lain awake at night,

the blinds undrawn, the ceiling streaked with light?

You feel tired but you can't sleep,

feel so hungry you can't eat-

Well, this is life.

Has your courage seemed to fail you

as you take your chosen path?

You pass a camel through a needle's eye.

Get up in tiny little pieces

and you've learnt the major rule:

that this is life.

This is what you waited for,

no rehearsals, no more stalling,

this is life.

Have it tattooed on the inside

of your pink and sleepy eyelids;

This is life.

This is life.

(solo)

Absence makes the heart grow fonder,

grow more foolish than we can ever guess.

You feel your nerve ends slowly coiling

and you hope the answer's "no", the answer's "yes".

This is what you struggled for,

no reprisals, no resistance,

this is life.

This is what you waited for,

no rehearsals, no more stalling,

this is life.

If you can't do what you ought,

lead by example, don't get caught,

'cause this is life.

Uh, this is life.

This is life.

This is life.

This is life.

This is life.



All comments from YouTube:

Future Shock

This track resonates with me so much, to write a song like this, Colin clearly had a lot of turmoil in his life. I think most of us can relate to these lyrics at some point in our lives, god knows there's enough shit flying around atm

Richard Harrison

Heart broken to know you've gone too soon.  You were a remarkable talent and wonderful singer / songwriter.  Thank you for sharing your gift. RIP Colin.

YouRideAHorseRatherLessWellThanAnotherHorseWould

Colin Vearncombe, George Michael, Luther Vandross & Robert Palmer all went at 53 or 54 years old. Whatever you have to do in life don't put it off.

dcanmore

RIP Colin, one in a million.

tomattime

Loved playing your songs in the '80's on radio as a teenage wannabe DJ. Could never figure out why you were not hugely successful for years.
Such a voice, beautiful lyrics and melodies. Thank you for sharing your gifts and thoughts and prayers to your family and friends

divernater

R.I.P. Colin,, this is life and indeed , in death this is life you left us with a 'wonderful life' of music, and voice,,

Josef Taheri

This is Life... still my favourite song of all time in 2019

nala1j

I respect your opinion, but have you heard "Paradise"?

Casino Royle

Have it tattooed on the inside of your pink and sleepy eyelids, "This is life" Wow!! These words could break the heart of a strong man

rabh56

If you only buy one album by this genius then "Black" is a must... a joy, pure velvet pleasure...

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